Overview: For this assignment you will choose to view either


Overview:

For this assignment you will choose to view either Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead or Rian Johnson’s Brick to analyze and discuss its genre.

Instructions:

Be sure that you have reviewed the resources on genre before beginning. This assignment may require multiple viewings of your chosen film, as both of these films are considered Cross-Genre, or Multi-Genre. Go into your viewing of the film prepared and take notes along the way!

• Explain the film’s genre using specific examples of the genre conventions, expectations, iconography, and any innovations you may find. Also, include your thoughts on the following questions in your discussion:

o How does the mixture of genre affect this film? o What social function might this film serve?

Requirements:

  • Read the assignment instructions and rubric carefully before beginning.
  • Use full sentences and appropriate academic language in all work.
  • Use APA citation format and include a reference/work cited page when
    necessary.
  • Post your work into the Film Lab by creating a new thread.
  • Provide a peer response to at least one of your classmates.
    Be sure to read the criteria, by which your work will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write.

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Evaluation Rubric for Film Lab Assignment
CRITERIA Needs Improvement Satisfactory Proficient

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(0-6 Points)

(7-8 Points)

(9-10 Points)

Clarity and Structure

Assignment questions are not addressed / minimally addressed, or incorrect; explanations are hard to follow.

Assignment questions are partially addressed; some sections may be off- topic.

Assignment questions are addressed clearly and thoroughly throughout.

Details and Examples Used

None provided; or minimal details explored and/or examples used.

A few layers of detail and examples used, though some details may be missing or lacking.

Writing explores multiple layers of detail; provided excellent explanations using appropriate examples.

Evidence of Critical Thinking

Lacking critical thinking; analysis contains obvious responses to questions; little thought evident.

Some critical thinking evident, but may not directly address the key concepts; analysis shows partial contextualizing of unit material.

Clear evidence of critical thinking; analysis addresses key concepts and exhibits originality and successful contextualizing of the unit material.

(0 Points)

(1-3 Points)

(4-5 Points)

Peer Response

Did not provide a peer response.

Peer response provided though minimal and lacking depth by restating or summarizing what was already expressed; details and new ideas missing or lacking.

Peer response elaborates on classmate’s ideas/discussion with further comment or observation; presents relevant new ideas and viewpoints for consideration by group; raises questions or politely offers alternative perspectives.

Clear and Professional Writing and APA Format

Errors impede professional presentation; no/minimal APA guidelines followed.

Few errors contained that do not impede professional presentation.

Writing and format is clear, professional, APA compliant, and error free.

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